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Fashion Design

This 10-session weekly class acknowledges a basic truth about fashion design: Making beautiful clothes won’t get you far unless you know how to build a brand and market it. Teacher Anna Hovet Dias, founder of Hovet Fashion Studio and director of programming at the Chicago Fashion Incubator, starts with design basics like sketching posed figures and garment construction terminology (“gauchos” versus “culottes,” say). But she also drills down hard on business essentials, like identifying your target customer and sourcing your labor.

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Above the Waist
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Class meeting time 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. CDT
Class meeting days Tuesday
Building and room Online
Course number 2445
Course instructor Anna Hovet Dias